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magic carpet

(in fairy stories) a carpet capable of transporting people through the air
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  • It makes reality of the magic carpet in the Arabian Nights Tales.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • Wouldn't you like the magic carpet that flew with you wherever you wished to be?

    Hoodie Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • Scorn it not; it's the romantic of the unimaginative; and if it won't serve for a magic carpet, it makes a useful anti-macassar.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • "Time for the magic carpet to come to earth," she said gaily.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • Killigrew had his magic carpet, and he spread it out and stood on it as he and Mrs. Killigrew viewed the pair out on the terrace.

    The Voice in the Fog Harold MacGrath
  • You said those letters were your "magic carpet," on which you travelled with us.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • If one lose one's way in Morocco, civilization vanishes as though it were a magic carpet rolled up by a Djinn.

    In Morocco Edith Wharton
  • We could be back to lunch, and I should so like him to see the magic carpet.

    The Mysterious Shin Shira George Edward Farrow
  • Thus she had been given a key to a treasure-house, a magic carpet on which to travel over the world.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • They planned like magii with the magic carpet in their hands, ready to spread before them.

    The Dual Alliance Marjorie Benton Cooke

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